An 80-year old home in Connecticut getting a deep energy retrofit and whole-house green renovation by BPC Green Builders is the subject of an ongoing series of articles in Fine Home Building Magazine.

illustration of new net zero energy home being built

Join BPC project manager, Albert Jensen-Moulton and the editors of Fine Home Building magazine as this Net-Zero Energy home progresses.

Article 1:

Remaking a nearly century-old house to achieve net-zero energy and create an open floor plan for gathering with friends and family.”

Article 2:

2020 FHB House Sneak Peek: Follow along as Fine Homebuilding captures the process of converting this drafty old house into an extremely energy-efficient family home.

Article 3:

Cladding and Exterior Design: Architect Elizabeth DiSalvo and builder [BPC’s] Albert Jensen-Moulten show us some of the unique materials and finishes used on the roof and exterior walls of the 2020 FHB House.

Article 4:

Getting Interior Air-Barrier Details Right: Installation of the Intello Plus membrane on the inside of the third floor of the 2020 FHB House happens in conjunction with additional wall framing to get a good air-seal and to make room for lots of cellulose insulation.

Article 5:

Double-Stud Walls and Insulated Window Bucks: Senior editor Patrick McCombe is back at the 2020 FHB House remodel to learn about the wall-insulation details and see how to install triple-pane European windows.

Article 6:

Redesigning a Cramped Attic Space: Learn how the build team at the 2020 Fine Homebuilding House is taking a chopped up old attic and transforming it into a spacious entertainment room.

Article 7:

Chimney Details and Stone Veneer Siding: The team at the 2020 FHB House discusses why they saved an old stone chimney, and walks us through the details needed to add masonry veneer to a superinsulated house.

Article 8:

Detailing the Wall-to-Roof Transitions: Watch how the 2020 FHB House team creates a tighter building envelope by installing roof overhangs after the WRB.

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